Articles Tagged With ‘Labor Unions’

Deputy sues sheriff’s department for retaliation

A former San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy says in a lawsuit that he was retaliated against and eventually terminated after he reported multiple abuses of policy by department heads. Dale Strobridge filed the civil suit March 13 in San... (Continue reading)

Will Paso Robles police chief be canned tonight?

Lisa Solomon told her officers she plans to remain the Paso Robles chief of police, a claim that appears to be up to city leaders who are slated to discuss disciplining or dismissing her at tonight’s city council meeting. Listed... (Continue reading)

Term limits plan moves forward

An initiative changing term limits for members of the California Legislature will go before voters in November. If the measure meets with voter approval, a politician would be allowed to serve only 12 years instead of 14, and only in... (Continue reading)

App mute on moles at union meetings

Paso Robles City Manager Jim App and Police Chief Lisa Solomon allegedly used spies during negotiations last year with police officers’ union representatives and later discussed the practice in emails. Members of the Police Officers Association (PRPOA) reacted sharply to the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police union votes no confidence in chief

Amid the investigation into two officer involved shootings, the Santa Maria Police Officers Association announced Friday it has no confidence in Police Chief Danny Macagni. [LompocRecord] The union sent out ballots to its 119 members and 93 ballots were returned.... (Continue reading)

SLO city, union hit impasse

San Luis Obispo city Manager Katie Lichtig announced negotiations with the employees’ union have stalled prompting the city to officially report Wednesday that their bargaining efforts are at an impasse. As a result, negotiations will transition into a more formal... (Continue reading)

SLO employees’ union negotiations stall, tensions mount

UPDATE: Includes a statement by San Luis Obispo Employees Association Vice President Madelyn Paasch that says city negotiators first declared an impasse. Amidst allegations of bargaining in bad faith, contract negotiations between the city of San Luis Obispo and its... (Continue reading)

SLO firefighters reach agreement with city

After six months of negotiations, the San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523 and the city reached a tentative agreement late Monday evening. City officials and union negotiators agreed on a four-year-contract that upon adoption will back date to Jan.... (Continue reading)

PR police union demands safe work environment

STATEMENT By PASO ROBLES POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION We as police officers and dispatchers are honored to serve the great citizens of Paso Robles and do so with pride. We know the responsible citizens of Paso Robles work very hard, pay... (Continue reading)

SLO city salary cuts: $0.00

OPINION By KEVIN RICE A recent public relations blitz from the city of San Luis Obispo lauded $807,000 in compensation reductions voluntarily taken by top management. Our local spoon-fed media then dutifully regurgitated the numbers put forth by the city... (Continue reading)